Areal Extent of Seagrass Meadows (Essential Ocean Variable)

This layer shows the current known extent of Seagrass meadows in European waters, collated by EMODnet Seabed Habitats. Seagrasses provide essential habitat and nursery areas for many marine fauna. There are approximately 72 seagrass species that belong to four major groups: Zosteraceae, Hydrocharitaceae, Posidoniaceae and Cymodoceaceae. Zostera beds and Cymodecea meadows are named on the OSPAR Threatened or Declining Habitats list. Posidonia beds are protected under Annex I of the EU Habitats Directive. This data product should be considered a work in progress and is not an official product.

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    Essential Ocean Variables - Seagrass

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Additional Info
Field Value
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bbox-east-long 34.101971
bbox-north-lat 70.494279
bbox-south-lat 27.712568
bbox-west-long -17.308363
contact-email emodnetseabedhabitats@jncc.gov.uk
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[]
dataset-reference-date
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frequency-of-update irregular
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licence ["Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0"]
metadata-date 2019-11-29T05:20:01
metadata-language eng
point_of_contact Marine Mapping Scientist, emodnetseabedhabitats@jncc.gov.uk
progress
resource-type dataset
responsible-party
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spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-17.308363, 27.712568], [34.101971, 27.712568], [34.101971, 70.494279], [-17.308363, 70.494279], [-17.308363, 27.712568]]]}
spatial-data-service-type
spatial-reference-system http://www.opengis.net/def/crs/EPSG/0/4258
spatial_harvester true
system:type Dataset
topic_category biota, geoscientificInformation, oceans
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Author EMODnet Seabed Habitats
Maintainer bluebridge_catalogue_one
Last Updated 23 December 2019, 17:58 (CET)
Created 26 September 2019, 20:43 (CEST)